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The project is based on the restoration of a chair designed by Marcel Bruer at the Bauhaus in 1937, using biomaterials derived from the Lombard spine. Inspired by the multidisciplinary philosophy of the Bauhaus, modern techniques such as screen printing, laser cutting and the use of biomaterials are applied to rejuvenate and beautify the chair.
The restoration was divided into several stages. Firstly, the original materials of the chair are investigated and red cabbage is studied as a biomaterial, evaluating its physical properties. Then, the integrations of the lombard spine in the chair were designed in detail, using the silkscreen technique to print the planes of the chair in the biomaterial.
Using the laser cutting technology available at Fablab Bilbao, the parts of the chair were manufactured in red cabbage, ensuring precise and complex shapes. Subsequently, the pieces were carefully assembled, paying attention to detail and applying finishing techniques to highlight the beauty of the biomaterial and its integration with the original elements of the chair.
The result was a successful restoration that combined traditional and modern techniques, highlighting the fusion of disciplines and honoring the Bauhaus philosophy. The restored chair acquired a new life, preserving its historical and artistic value. This project exemplifies the importance of experimentation and collaboration in design, and continues to inspire future designers and artists to explore new possibilities in the field of furniture design and restoration of historic pieces.

The restoration project of the chair designed by Marcel Bruer at Fablab Bilbao involved an exhaustive process of research and production, which included the investigation of the original plans, the creation of the biomaterials, the stamping and the assembly using traditional sewing methods from leather. The step-by-step process is described below:Investigation of the original plans: With the help of the Fablab Bilbao team, he began by investigating the original plans of the chair designed by Marcel Bruer at the Bauhaus in 1937. They meticulously studied every detail and measurement to understand the structure and components of the chair.Creation of biomaterials from red cabbage: Research on the use of biomaterials was carried out and red cabbage was selected as the main material for the restoration. Red cabbage was chosen for its aesthetic and sustainable properties. To create the biomaterials, red cabbage was extracted and processed to obtain the necessary fibers.Printing of the planes in the biomaterial: Using the screen printing technique, the planes of the chair were printed in the biomaterial derived from red cabbage. This stage allowed to highlight the combination of traditional and modern techniques in the project.Assembly using traditional leather sewing methods: Once the pieces stamped in the biomaterial were obtained, the chair was assembled. For this, traditional leather sewing methods were used, which involved the use of strong threads and specialized needles to join the different parts of the chair.Finishing and Finishing Details: After the chair parts were assembled, special attention was paid to detail and finish. Adjustments and finishing techniques were carried out to highlight the beauty of the biomaterial and ensure the stability and functionality of the restored chair.The research and production process at Fablab Bilbao ranged from the investigation of the original plans to the creation of biomaterials, the stamping of the plans in the biomaterial and the assembly using traditional leather sewing methods. This meticulous and multidisciplinary approach ensured a successful restoration of Marcel Bruer's chair, highlighting the blend of traditional and modern techniques and honoring the essence of the Bauhaus.

The restoration project of the chairs designed by Marcel Breuer at the Bauhaus is just the beginning of an exciting evolution and expansion. My vision extends beyond individual chairs, and we are inspired by the idea of exploring interior design by implementing sustainable biomaterials in different elements and spaces.
We plan to expand our reach and apply our experience in the use of biomaterials in other interior design projects. From wall coverings to lamps and decorative elements, our intention is to bring sustainability and innovation to all corners of interior design.
Furthermore, we have the exciting opportunity to present our project at the prestigious Salone del Mobile in Milan. Our participation in this event will provide us with a unique platform to exhibit our creations and spread the values of sustainability, teamwork and collaboration between disciplines. We are delighted to have secured exhibition space for Milan Mobile week in 2024, allowing us to share our vision with an international audience and make meaningful connections with design professionals and enthusiasts.
In addition to Milan, we also plan to present the project in other relevant places and events in the field of design and sustainability. We seek to establish strategic alliances with galleries, museums and exhibition spaces to bring our creations to a wider audience and generate a lasting impact in the design industry.

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